The NBA is a personality-driven league.As a result, the trials and tribulations of its players are amplified, and the league is filled with more “crazy people” than any other sport.
Everyone has their own definition of “crazy.”
We’ll define it as instability either on or off that court in results in some confounding headline-making antics.
Team: New York Knicks
Crazy anecdote: Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins tweeted this last night, 'Once interviewed JR Smith for pre-season story and stupidly asked how his summer went. 'All right,' he said. 'Got out of jail''
Team: Boston Celtics
Crazy anecdote: He has a penchant for giving insane interviews. Like the one where he screamed at the ceiling after winning the NBA Finals. Or the one where he yelled 'bar fight!' over and over before realising he was being interviewed.
Team: Indiana Pacers
Crazy anecdote feature: The untamed rage the lies beneath his bulging eyes.
Team: Sacramento Kings
Crazy anecdote: He was sent home from the team by coach Paul Westphal a week into the season. Then he demanded a trade. And then Westphal was fired... So Cousins basically got his coach fired.
Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Crazy anecdote: He demanded a 'mandatory' contract extension immediately after getting traded to Milwaukee. He is due $19.3 million over the next two seasons, and will be 35 in two years.
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